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Laura DiNunzio

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC, CEDS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesEating disordersDepression
20 years of experience

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile! I am a licensed counselor in Pennsylvania, and am also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. I've worked as a counselor for over 20 years. My first job out of graduate school was working for a foster care agency. It was very challenging work and gave me a great experience. I later worked in a residential treatment program for girls who had experienced trauma and were also dealing with depression, anxiety and family relationship issues. In 2005 I started at the Renfrew Center, which is an eating disorder treatment program. I've been in private practice since 2012. While my practice mainly focuses on working with clients who have eating disorders, I also work with clients who are dealing with marital issues, and general life stresses. I tend to be client focused and focus on relationship dynamics and how they impact my clients. It's important to find each person's strengths and to draw on them especially during times when they are struggling to get through the day. I have also found that helping my clients to communicate better in all areas of their lives has helped them to feel more empowered. Sometimes people just need a safe space to come in a vent and talk about their lives. I can offer that and see the value in providing a safe environment to process all of the events in life, both the big and small. If it's important to you and you want to talk about it, I am happy to listen and support you in your journey.

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Tom Post

Offering therapy in PA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
12 years of experience

I love what I do, and I know why I do it. Since 2007 my focus has been coming along side of people and assisting them with challenges they face in life to become the most authentic and genuine person they were meant to be. In my own journey I've come to accept and appreciate the gifts I've been given, even if they're seemingly unrelated. I love my work as a therapist and I will always be passionate about performing music. How the two coexist within me is the journey I'm on. My focus has been in becoming a better therapist each day ... but I also know I'll never stop playing guitar and performing music, it's part of who I am. I have been singing and playing guitar forever. I have worked with a variety of people, with a variety of personal struggles, and a variety of ages. I am very passionate about understanding and helping people with the effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, distressful emotions, and broken relationships. I believe that we all have inherent value, and I strive to truly understand my clients and give all of them the respect and honesty they deserve.

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Janelle Potts

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
13 years of experience

Hello and welcome! My name is Janelle Potts. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and I completed my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Marywood University in Scranton. Over the past 10 years, I have gained experience working with children, adolescent, adults, couples and families in a variety of settings including outpatient, residential, corrections and medical settings. I am comfortable using a variety of approaches to address concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships concerns and other issues. My counseling style is warm, accepting, and compassionate and I work together with my clients to tailor our approach to their personal need. I am down to earth and related, putting my clients at ease. I enjoy emphasizing my clients’ strengths and abilities, inspiring change and growth and providing tools to assist them even after counseling is completed. I rely on strategies from Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, trauma informed, Solution Focused, Client centered, family systems approaches. Starting a new journey takes courage and it would be a privilege to work together with you.

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Geneve "Evie" Telfer

Offering therapy in PA
License: M.S.,LPC
GriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

The decision to seek therapy can be a scary one but it is also a choice that opens a space in a life for something new to come in. It helps to have someone who is outside the landscape of your life walk with you around that terrain. This companioning can help you see your stuck places from new angles and find new ways of moving forward. I walked with college age young adults in this process for 26 years and in the past 3 years I have been taking this journey of curiosity and change primarily with older adults. I’m a licensed professional counselor with specialized training as a pastoral counselor. I work with clients on issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, spiritual issues, and loss and grief. Primarily I work from a person-centered and solution-focused approach to therapy. I also integrate techniques from other approaches, such as gestalt, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness, short-term psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy, depending on the client's unique problems and goals. I look forward to the opportunity to walk with you into a new place of hope and healing.

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Darin Hudson

Offering therapy in PA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I am a professional counselor licensed in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I have over 5 years of experience providing counseling to clients who struggle with substance use, depression, grief and loss, suicidal thoughts, anger management and mental health disorders. My knowledge base includes several years of training in trauma-informed care, crisis management, and mental health first-aid. My most commonly used therapy techniques include CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, and Person-Centered approaches. At my core, I am a teacher, motivator, and relator. My approach to counseling is to honor, respect, and serve my clients by maintaining an environment that makes them feel heard, and valued . I believe that confronting our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors can be challenging. My philosophy is that self-improvement is DIFFICULT BUT DOABLE! I applaud for starting your journey toward meeting the BEST YOU! If you choose to journey with me, I look forward to serving you!

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Charlotte Cox

Offering therapy in PA
Parenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
41 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 41 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and Insomnia. Also spent much of my career working with Trauma, including Combat Trauma. I will help you define the problem, learn new ways to coping with the problem, and identify a solution to the problem. I believe that you are the expert of your story, and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Cheryl Miller

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania & Florida with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Connie Harrington

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. Stephanie McDonough

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 17 years of professional work experience. I also obtained my doctorate in clinical psychology in 2019. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I am trained in dialectic behavior therapy. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Timothy Tobin

Offering therapy in PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
30 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in the states of New Hampshire, Utah, and Pennsylvania, with 30 years of professional work experience. I have worked extensively with clients experiencing intense depression, stress and anxiety; addictions and other compulsions; trauma and abuse; intense grief and loss; issues related to meaning and purpose; and experiences that would be categorized as unusual or paranormal. At BetterHelp, I would like to limit my services to working with individuals who have had specific life experiences related to things that may not be easy to process - like anomalous, paranormal, and other unusual experiences. There might be apprehension about sharing these experiences with a health care professional, but I am here to help eliminate that apprehension. These types of experiences (like NDE) can be both powerful and enlightening, but also confusing and disturbing. If you have had these types of experiences, and would like to explore them in a safe space, please consider me. Taking steps to explore, process, and integrate these personal experiences takes courage, but can be very therapeutic and healing. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Loretto

Finding the best therapist close by in Loretto can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Loretto. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Loretto, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Loretto or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Loretto area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Loretto, elsewhere in Cambria, or in the greater state of Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Loretto area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Loretto therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Loretto due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Loretto may not take health insurance, some in the state of Pennsylvania may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Pennsylvania you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Loretto, Pennsylvania working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Loretto above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Loretto helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Loretto therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Loretto therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Loretto therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in PA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 15940 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Loretto counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Loretto licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Loretto, Pennsylvania can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Loretto has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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